Woman killed inside NH hospital, son charged
LEBANON, N.H. (AP) -- A Rhode Island man accused of fatally shooting his mother in the intensive care unit of New Hampshire's largest hospital is set to be arraigned Wednesday on murder charges.
Authorities say Travis Frink signed into the visitor center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon on Tuesday and went to the intensive care unit, where there were reports of shots fired soon after.
Attorney General Gordon MacDonald identifies the shooting victim as Frink's 70-year-old mother, Pamela Ferriere, of Groton. He says the 49-year-old Frink, of Warwick, Rhode Island, went to the hospital with the intent of killing her. He says more than one shot was fired but no one else was injured.
Authorities say Frink was detained as he tried to leave the hospital. Frink is in custody and can't be reached for comment.